Kinesio Taping (KT Tape)
Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and other medical conditions.
Kinesio Taping for Carpal Tunnel
Kinesio Taping is a technique that supports the body’s own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping works by activating and improving the neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles are not only used for our bodies to move, but also control the circulation, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly can result in various negative symptoms.
The Kinesio Taping is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused and tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion. This can be a great way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in lieu of invasive surgery which only has a 50/50 success rate.
Kinesio Tape has 140% elasticity matching that of the skin, giving non-restricted support that allows muscles to perform a full range of motion, easily and comfortably. It lasts 4 to 5 days and is waterproof and latex free. Kinesio Tape structurally lifts the skin and allows the flow of body fluids under the application area, reducing edema, inflammation, and discomfort. It has a 100% high grade cotton patented design that enhances comfort and channels out air, sweat, and water to enhance skin breathing.
Katelyn uses Kinesio Taping to enhance and extend the benefits of other types of treatment. Ask her about it at your next treatment.